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November 2 Question: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
Thanks for visiting my site, Cathrina! Yes, I also like that I can write anywhere. Since I work from home, I pretty much wear a sweatshirt and yoga pants every day and write sitting on my bed (I have an office, but rarely use it).ReplyDelete
Me too! I write best snuggled in my robe.Delete
That is definitely the cherry on top!ReplyDelete
Surprise reviews are the best! I do like that I can write anywhere, but I end up working almost exclusively at home. I really should get out more! Lately I seem to be doing about one writer's event a week, so I have to get out for those, but I always rush back home to the safety of my laptop!ReplyDelete
Home is also my favorite writing hovel.Delete
You can't beat the buzz of someone telling you they enjoyed something you wrote :)ReplyDelete
Those things are fantastic! There's so many good things about being a writer. :)ReplyDelete
That's the up side.Delete
It's so nice to have someone tell you that they enjoy something you've read. I love feeling like I've reached out into a void and connected with someone, especially someone I've never met or someone I'd never considered connecting with my work.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jen, you too!Delete
Yes! You can write anywhere and anyone can learn to be a better writer through practice :)ReplyDelete
Here's my IWSG post for November: YA Author Stephanie Scott
I'm hopping over for a visit.Delete
Yeah, sometimes when I'm at my day job, I wish I could go anywhere else and work on writing. Being able to work where you want is a nice perk. I can only imagine how good it feels for a reader to tell you how much they liked your story.ReplyDelete
I can't wait for you to get that book published, Ken!Delete
I received an awesome review this week, and you're right, it made me very gleeful. LOL. That's the first word that came to mind.ReplyDelete
I like the word gleeful!!!! :)Delete
Those are all awesome things about being a writer. :)ReplyDelete
It is darned amazing, isn't it. All you need is scrap of paper or the back of your hand and a pen. Viola! You're able to write something.ReplyDelete
Writing is pretty awesome, because it can happen anywhere. :)ReplyDelete
Even out to dinner with family and/or friends. The ideas are always percolating.Delete
I love connecting with people via a book. I recently had a student from Cornell and a lady from Canada email me that they enjoyed my novel, and now suddenly a simple book has connected us. Always a good thing:)ReplyDelete
That's a fabulous thing, Mark!Delete
All of it. I agree, it is nice being able to just pack up laptop, and go to work anywhere I please :-)ReplyDelete
The flexibility is pretty epic. Granted, I have a hard time working anywhere but at home because of the number of distractions. I'm too social a creature.ReplyDelete
Those are great reasons! I'm just starting to experience the joy of having readers reach and tell me how much they liked Catalyst. It's really fun! :)ReplyDelete
It's a good feeling.Delete
Great reasons! Personally, writing is like interactive reading (if that makes sense). My imagination runs away with itself and I get to experience the story AS it pours onto the page. But, unlike a book, I can move the pieces where I might want them to be. It's, quite frankly, an experience like no other.ReplyDelete
I never thought of it that way, Robert!Delete
Writing is for the reader too! I think you're the first person to point that out as an answer to this month's questions...that I've read. :)ReplyDelete
"...reading a surprise review that's outstanding!" Now that must be an awesome feeling! You are connected to a complete stranger via your words.ReplyDelete
Those are definitely great aspects of writing.... Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete